EDIT: HERE ARE THE CLIFF'S NOTES BEFORE THE POTENTIAL TL;DR. i'm in a super deep 30-man-roster 20 team H2H league with 14 keepers going forward (no limit on how long you keep them) --- i have a bunch of money. i'm in a situation where i can for-sure get either rizzo or moustakas tonight, and i was originally trying to land lawrie with all of this $$$$ (the league operates that when a new player is called up he goes on waivers, with are $$$ auctions, and the only way to get $$$ is to have the best weekly record in your divsion ($100) or lead the division at the end of the month ($200) or outright trade for it. i won't win the $100 or $200, basically) --- so like, if you had a choice of rizzo or moustakas going forward for years to come, who would you take? also, would you bust ass trying to get BOTH of them instead of holding out and hoping you can save some $$$ to get lawrie, also running the risk that someone trades for more $$$$ to get him in the interim)... so basically, do you want rizzo or moustakas... and then would you take both of them over lawrie, or would you take one of the rizzo/moustakas pair and then go for lawrie?
hey guys, i'm in an epic ~30-man-roster 20 team 15x15 H2H league that's going to have 14 keepers for next year. there's no talk of keeper limits, so basically, if you have a guy you can keep him forever and forever until your heart desires. i joined this league this year, taking over a pretty crappy team from last year, and i outright said my strategy was to build for the future and try to collect assets this year.
also of note, $$$ is a tradeable asset. when new players are introduced into the league they go on waivers and there's a bidding war for them. $$$ is acquired either via trade, or like, at the end of each week the team with the best record for that week in its division gets $100, and division leaders get $200 at the end of the month... therefore, while it's supposed to be motivation to play hard and play all year, basically the rich get richer as really good teams can add like ~$300-600 a month, and crap teams get nothing.
i've already made some moves, liquidating cliff lee for jhoulys chacin, mike minor, and brandon belt (man his injury blows) and i used JERED WEAVERMANIA to upgrade billy butler to miguel cabrera. i recently liquidated neil walker for $1500 cash (i mean, he's the #11 overall *2B*, so like, consider that eric hosmer cost $1320 this year, brandon belt fetched $1000 early on, julio teheran was $757, dee gordon like $600, etc... so i think getting $1500 plus upgraded-draft-picks for neil walker was NICE) and managed to sell off other players, so like, i got myself up to $2950.
originally, when lawrie was going to get called up i basically said that lawrie was mine and i was going to get him. then his injury came and now they're saying he should be back in a month, and i'm sure he'll have to spend a week or two or three or whatever mashing minor league pitching like he had been doing, and then he'll get called up. that put a wrench in my plans... now we're on teh eve of june 13th, where anthony rizzo and mike moustakas will come off of waivers and whoever wins the bidding war will get them.
i have $2950, and the guy with the 2nd most cash recently upped himself from $1465 to $1565, therefore making it seem like he wants either rizzo or moustakas. i was coming here originally to ask you if you'd shoot your wad right now and take rizzo and moustakas, as opposed to holding out for lawrie and potentially letting other teams get in there (as it stands, people can trade for cash and if i'm sitting at $1500 and someone gets to like $1800 or $2000 i'd have to sell an asset fast... and now people are trying to lowball me with like, david murphy and $589 for drew stubbs... ha no thanks, i got $1500 for neil walker for christ's sake)
so like, my question is, out of the trio of rizzo, moustakas, and lawrie who would you go for? i'm 90% sure that tonight i can get either rizzo or moustakas, and i'm leaning towards rizzo, seeing as he was even better than lawrie in the minors this year and even tho he's on teh suck-arse padres and in petco, he's got some plate discipline (which even lawrie had to develop in may going foeward) and he's already like 2/7 with a HR @ petco on the season.... but are some of you moustakas guys? would you take moustakas over rizzo given that he's in a lineup with another thoroughbred and in a park that isn't necessarily a hitter's wet dream but isn't petco either.... and then, would you try like hell to swing a deal tonight nad get some more cash to get rizzo AND moustakas, or would you take rizzo/moustakas and hold on to some loot to grab lawrie and/or some other prospects down the road?
so basically, rizzo, moustakas, lawrie... who do you go for (and why, if you're up to it)... time is of the essence, as i've got til roughly midnight tonight (and it's 8:32 central) to decide what i'm going to do. i've tentatively got a $1566 waiver claim in for rizzo, but i could change it for moustakas... as it stands, maybe this guy with $1465 is forcing me to spend all of my $$$$ on both of them and he wants lawrie? or maybe he's just saying "ok, i'm getting either rizzo or moustakas tonight, eff this guy, he aint getting both"
either way it's arrrghhh because i've been trying to sell off jon jay and/or jose contreras for like $200-400 hardcore over the last week or two and there are no takers.. it seems even the contending teams would rather drop $1000+ on a rizzo, moustakas, or lawrie or like $500+ on dee gordon to try and have some future along with teh contending, but like, what would you do?
sorry bout the babble, but leave a link to your thread and i'll get right to it1 mazeltov!
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